Lead, Read, Repeat Book Club: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
Leadership comes in many forms. We can be leaders of self, leaders of teams, or leaders of organizations. Leadership skills may come naturally to some, but there is always an opportunity for development. In this book club which meets four times per year, we will focus on books that expand our minds, teach us something new, and strengthen our leadership skills. Whatever your leadership position, this book club will focus on impacting your relationships with others.
Our February book is "Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity" by David Allen.
From the jacket: "Nationally recognized communication expert, keynote speaker and trainer and best-selling author Debra Fine reveals the techniques and strategies anyone can use to make small talk—in any situation. Do you spend an abnormal amount of time hiding out in the bathroom or hanging out at the buffet table at social gatherings? Does the thought of striking up a conversation with a stranger make your stomach do flip-flops? Do you sit nervously through job interviews waiting for the other person to speak? Are you a Nervous Ned or Nellie when it comes to networking? Then it's time you mastered the fine art of small talk.
With practical advice and conversation cheat sheets, The Fine Art of Small Talk will help you learn to feel more comfortable in any type of social or mingling situation, from lunch with the boss, a first face-to-face date, to an industry event, a business networking opportunity, or even a cocktail party where you don't know a soul. In this newly revised, updated edition Fine offers additional tools and tips on virtual interactions, managing political conversations, and navigating conversations addressing transition, illness, and grief."